Giorgio Buttazzo is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1985, received a Master in Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineeringat the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa in 1991. From 1987 to 1988, he worked on active perception and real-time control at the G.R.A.S.P. Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. From 1991 to 1998, he held a position of Assistant Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, where he founded and coordinated the RETIS Laboratory, one of the world leading research groups on real-time systems. From 1998 to 2005, he held a position of Associate Professor at the University of Pavia, where he directed the robotics laboratory of the Computer Science department. In 2003, he was co-founder of Evidence s.r.l., a spin-off company of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna providing software solutions for real-time embedded systems. He has been Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (2010-2012), and Program Chair and General Chair of the major international conferences on real-time computing. He is IEEE Fellow since 2012 “for contributions to dynamic scheduling algorithms in real-time systems”. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems (Springer), the major journal on real-time computing, and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and the ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. He has authored 6 books on real-time systems and over 200 papers in the field of real-time systems, robotics, and neural networks, receiving 8 Best Paper Awards.